Scottish League One
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Stranraer 2-0 Brechin City

Rock-bottom Brechin were beaten again as Willie Gibson's free-kick secured Stranraer the win.

Stranraer broke the deadlock when Stirling scored a rebound after Gibson had stung the palms of Graeme Smith.

Scott Robertson forced a save with a powerful drive but the home side did double their advantage through Gibson's superb free-kick.

Substitute Luciano Nequecaur almost made it three late on and Ryan Thomson had a shot cleared off the line.

Line-ups

Stranraer

  • 1Belford
  • 4Pettigrew
  • 24Rumsby
  • 8Bell
  • 15Dick
  • 10StirlingBooked at 69mins
  • 2Robertson
  • 7Cairney
  • 33GibsonSubstituted forMcGuiganat 82'minutes
  • 9MalcolmBooked at 53minsSubstituted forNequecaurat 83'minutes
  • 14LongworthSubstituted forThomsonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11McCloskey
  • 12Nequecaur
  • 13Currie
  • 16Turner
  • 20McGuigan
  • 23Thomson

Brechin

  • 1SmithBooked at 81mins
  • 2Fusco
  • 4McCormack
  • 5Dods
  • 3Dyer
  • 11ShepherdSubstituted forJohnstonat 67'minutes
  • 7WeatherstonSubstituted forMontgomeryat 80'minutes
  • 6Spence
  • 8Dale
  • 9Jackson
  • 10Thomson

Substitutes

  • 12Molloy
  • 14Tiffoney
  • 15Johnston
  • 16Montgomery
  • 17Smith
  • 21O'Neil
Referee:
David Munro
Attendance:
435

Match Stats

Home TeamStranraerAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stranraer 2, Brechin City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stranraer 2, Brechin City 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Craig Pettigrew.

  4. Post update

    Ryan Thomson went off injured after Stranraer had used all subs.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Craig Johnston (Brechin City).

  6. Post update

    Paul Cairney (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Cameron Belford.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewis Spence (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robert Thomson (Brechin City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Jamie Montgomery (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Liam Dick (Stranraer).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Montgomery (Brechin City).

  13. Post update

    Andy Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Thomson (Stranraer) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Gary Fusco.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Luciano Nequecaur replaces Craig Malcolm.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Mark McGuigan replaces William Gibson.

  18. Booking

    Graeme Smith (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robert Thomson (Brechin City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Brechin City. Jamie Montgomery replaces David Weatherston.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline22145352153747
2Ayr21124540271340
3Peterhead23109453262739
4Airdrieonians2293102934-530
5Albion208482228-628
6Stenhousemuir218493044-1428
7Stranraer2282122336-1326
8Cowdenbeath2073102943-1424
9Forfar2046102634-818
10Brechin2144132239-1716
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